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1 A prospective cohort study of dietary indices and incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer Full Text Journal of Ovarian Research, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Methotrexate management for placenta accreta: A prospective study Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

3 The effect of pycnogenol on patients with dysmenorrhea using low-dose oral contraceptives Full Text International Journal of Women's Health, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Cervical conization doubles the risk of preterm and very preterm birth in assisted reproductive technology twin pregnancies Human Reproduction, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Thoracoamniotic shunts for the management of fetal lung lesions and pleural effusions: A single-institution review and predictors of survival in 75 cases Journal of Pediatric Surgery, December 19, 2014    Review Article

6 Association of breastfeeding with postmenopausal visceral adiposity among three racial/ethnic groups Obesity, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

7 The metabolic profile of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is associated with impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipidemia, and increased fetal growth Diabetes Care, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Translational impact of nanoparticle-drug conjugate CRLX101 with or without bevacizumab in advanced ovarian cancer Clinical Cancer Research, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Pregnancy outcome in patients with sickle cell disease in the UK - a national cohort study comparing sickle cell anaemia (HbSS) with HbSC disease British Journal of Haematology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Increased Glucocerebrosidase expression and activity in preeclamptic placenta Placenta, December 19, 2014

11 The reproducibility of first and second trimester uterine artery pulsatility index by transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasound Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Carboplatin and pegylated liposomal doxorubicin versus carboplatin and paclitaxel in very platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer patients: Results from a subset analysis of the CALYPSO phase III trial European Journal of Cancer, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Endothelin a receptor/β-arrestin signaling to the Wnt pathway renders ovarian cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy Cancer Research, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Earlier menarche is associated with fatty liver and abdominal ectopic fat in midlife, independent of young adult BMI: The CARDIA study Obesity, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Effect of optical clearing agents on optical coherence tomography images of cervical epithelium Lasers in Medical Science, December 19, 2014    Review Article

16 Post-disaster health indicators for pregnant and postpartum women and infants Maternal and Child Health Journal , December 19, 2014

17 Risk of preeclampsia from exposure to particulate matter (PM2.5) speciation chemicals during pregnancy Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Age at menarche and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Journal of Hepatology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Weight gain in pregnancy and application of the 2009 IOM guidelines: Toward a uniform approach Obesity, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: Demonstration of a nerve-sparing technique American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 19, 2014

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Highlights in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Atypical glandular cells associated with increased risk of extrauterine disease

As reported in the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer, abnormal cervical cytology (atypical glandular cells [AGC] or malignant cells [MC]) on pre-operative cervical cytology predicts extrauterine disease (OR=4.78) and high intermediate risk disease (OR=8.41) in patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma (n=563). In patients with an elevated CA-125 level, the OR for extrauterine and high intermediate risk disease was 13.3 and 5.83, respectively.

Pre-operative tranexamic acid reduces blood loss in ovarian cancer patients

As reported in ACTA Obstetricia et Gynecologica, a single pre-operative dose of tranexamic acid (15 mg/kg) significantly reduced blood loss (520 cc vs 730 cc) and the transfusion rate (30% vs. 44%) in ovarian cancer patients (n=100) undergoing radical debulking.

EZH2 predicts poor prognosis in cervical cancer

As reported in the International Journal of Gynecological Pathology, the expression of enhancer zeste homolog (EZH)2 is associated with clinical stage, histologic differentiation, depth of infiltration, and lymph node metastasis in patients with cervical cancer; moreover, EZH2 expression is associated with a decreased OS. Expression of EZH2 was demonstrated in 10% of normal cervical specimens, 52% of LGSIL specimens, 64% of HGSIL specimens, and 68.3% of cervical cancer specimens.

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